Local crime is one of the most discussed issues facing the local community. So, if you have something to say on this matter, the local Safer Neighbourhood's Team are the folks that should hear about it and the Safer Neighbourhood's Panel is the meeting you want to attend to express your concerns.
Approximately every eight weeks, the Panel meets with members of the local community to discuss priorities for the Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team to target. Members of the Team are present and attendance is made up of those local residents who have had or see potential problems in their local areas as well as residents who attend on a regular basis to hear what the Team is doing to make our area safer.
The Chairman of our Panel has been Councillor Paul Convery, however with recent changes to the Council, Paul has taken on a larger role in community affairs and has decided to resign. Paul has explained his reasons in a letter to the Panel's current mailing list which you can download (Download Letter_from_Paul_Convery). Paul has recommended another well-know local resident to succeed him – Lisa Tang.
If you've been frustrated when trying to deal with the Met, this is a good way to meet your local police – the police on our beat, rather then speaking to someone in a call centre in the Midlands. The Team needs local feedback to focus action on where WE feel it's needed, so this is a real way to get involved in making our neighbourhood safer.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday, 27 May from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at in the Wenlock Room of King's Place, the new office/concert hall venue on York Way at the intersection with Good's Way.
The meeting room as well as tea, coffee and biscuits has been donated by King's Place as part of their ongoing efforts to build stronger ties with the local community. For those of you who have never visited the building this is a great opportunity to take a look inside and attend an important local meeting. Download map and directions:
For more information about what takes place at these meeting you can download the Minutes of the last meeting: Download SNP minutes March
Your attendance is encouraged. And, if you wish to be added to the mailing list for future meetings, please send an email to the Panel's Secretary.
For forward planning, please know that future meetings will be held on: 22 Jul, 9 Sep, and 11 Nov.